Aliso Negro, Alnus barbata, Alnus glutinosa, Aulne Glutineux, Aulne Rouge, Aune, Aunette, Betula Alnus, Betula glutinosa, Common Alder, English Alder, European Alder, European Black Alder, Owler.
Black alder is a plant. The bark is used to make medicine.
People take black alder for intestinal bleeding and sore throat.
Black alder is sometimes used as a gargle for sore throat, especially strep throat.
How does it work?
There isn’t enough information to know how black alder works.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Bleeding in the intestines.
- Sore throat, when taken by mouth or used as a gargle.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of black alder depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for black alder. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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Gruenwald J, Brendler T, Jaenicke C. PDR for Herbal Medicines. 1st ed. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company, Inc., 1998.